To study the "SHED tiny house" as the owners like to call it is to appreciate something called process mixed with something called the spirit of adventure. Both of these dynamics are clearly evident here. The process begins with the opening shots of the documentary that the owners shot of their tiny house construction project. Robert walks up to a mammoth hanging door of a large empty building that will serve as their construction hangar. He tries to open the door and he can barely get it to move. His significant other, Samantha, walks into the frame and give him a hand. Together, they can get one side of the door about a third open. After a few pushes, they stop to rest.
That's when you realize that building a tiny house for the first time is a process, a commitment, a journey and a learning curve with almost a supine trajectory.
That's when the spirit of adventure takes over. We're here to show you the finished product A 204 square-feet endearing tiny home, but Robert and Samantha are also hooked on the process. They have their how-we-did-it video, a 145-page how-you-could-do-it-yourself e-book, and floor plans they share for free. They maintain contact with the outside world through Facebook, Instagram and their own website. But, enough chatter; let's take a tour.
This looks like moving in day, but these adventurers might be packing the car for a camping trip. You'll see inside that tiny house living doesn't cramp their style when it comes to maintaining and outdoor lifestyle.
Robert and Samantha in what looks like a just-completed project. The interior design looks basic, but it has some very innovative features -- and that stunning floor and slick cabinetry.
Sitting at the kitchen counter ... you can see that tiny home living is often about making one item work for two or three different functions. This is a nice breakfast counter, but also a handy desk and a terrific storage cabinet.
This is a close up of some of the fine finishing woodwork you'll see in this home. This is the bench and the table-counter-storage unit next to the kitchen. The right angles of each piece compliment each other nicely.
The kitchen is on the other side of the counter. The track lighting overhead is terrific looking, functional and space saving. But the kitchen is also awash in sunlight thanks to windows, like the long rectangular one at the end that utilizes every inch of it possible to allow for maximum natural light.
There's storage under the stairs, but this closet is behind the stairs, technically.
The time-lapse documentary video that shows the young couple building their house also shows them packing their gear into this closet. It's one of the highlights of the film.
Another photo from a mountaineer's perspective.
This is a simple enough bedroom, that shows the elegance of the design. The lack of a wall also provides the residents with the perception of extra space.
Speaking of the perspective of extra space, this bonsai tree answers the riddle how do you grow a tree in a tiny, mobile home.
Don't say nobody warned you. You were told this was a story about process and the spirit of adventure. This photo is all about that.
And stick around for the video posted down below.